"David DeWitt" wrote:
> Pickup up an 85 gmc 1500. Good working condition.
> I went to change oil, and found the drain plug was very tight.
> but after
> some penitrating oil it came loose.
> Should have know that the filter was stuck even worse. I have
> tried every
> thing in my garage to get it off. rubber gripper, cap wrench,
> cap wrench
> with rubber gripper, strap wrench, chain wrench, then
> finnally the dreaded
> screw driver through the filter, and as normal this just
> shread the case of
> the filter. So after cutting away most of the case, I tried
> a screw
> driver to the holes in the base of the filter. But no luck.
> The filter
> sets into a slight reces, so it is hard ro get at a good angle
> to get it to
> turn. Is there any type of tool that could be set into the
> holes and then a
> wrench put to it. Or any other great ideas?
One thing I would try is grabbing a kettle and pouring boiling water
over the threaded area, get it really hot and try again with some of
your methods. May not help too much but I would try it in your case.
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